Welcome to the WoES PTA Website! 
The goal of this site is to provide the parents and caregivers of the children attending Worthington Elementary School, up to date information on events and activities associated with the PTA and our school.


SCHOOL NEWS

GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE
Coming to Worthington April 23-27th as part of a nationwide initiative creating a culture of kindness on school campuses. Students and families are encouraged to participate in fun-filled spirit days with special events during lunch and recess. Here's a preview:
Monday 4/23: Shine Bright, spirit dress bright colors/neon
Tuesday 4/24: Crazy 4 Kindness, spirit dress crazy hair & socks
Wednesday 4/25: Woes Strong & Kind, spirit dress fitness wear
Thursday 4/26: I Dream of Kindness, spirit dress pajamas
Friday 4/27: Lunch celebration, spiit dress WoES spirit wear

ADOPT A STAFF MEMBER: We are again asking Worthington ES families to "adopt" a staff member during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th -11th) to acknowledge their hard work and dedication. Families can "adopt" ANY staff member at Worthington.

What does it look like to "adopt" a staff member for Staff Appreciation Week?
  • Your child/ren will create a poster for the staff member recognizing his/her hard work and dedication. Your child/ren can be as creative as possible with the poster. Some ideas include: drawings or pictures that displays his/her likes, favorites, words to describe, preferred colors, something related to the subject that staff member teaches (or something related to their job)… the options are endless and great inspiration can be found on Pinterest.com. The poster should be no larger than 22x28 poster board and will be displayed either on the door or desk of the staff member. Please do not have your child sign his/her name on the front of the poster.  
  • Posters should be dropped off to the Worthington Front Office by Thursday, May 3rd. They will be affixed to doors by Monday morning for all staff to enjoy when they arrive at school.
  • Find a small way to honor the staff member ONE time throughout the week - ideas can include a poem, drawing, fruit, flowers, homemade goodies, a small gift, or simply a thank you note! (It does not have to be every day!!) It can be something handmade or purchased. Please do what works best for your family.
  • For suggestions of a staff member's favorite things, feel free to take a look at the PTA binder at Worthington.
  • IF your child's first choice of staff member has already been "adopted", please consider another staff member in the school. Think about teachers from previous years or other staff your child might see throughout the day.
SIGN UP HERE and choose a staff person! For any questions, please contact Jen Sellers at jen@thesellers.net.  Thank you for your support and dedication to the staff at Worthington!

SPIRIT WEAR NOW AVAILABLE
Order your Spring 2018 Wildcat Wear NOW! Shop HERE!

CANCUN RAFFLE:
 Win a trip to Cancun! 
ENTER TO WIN A 5 DAY/4 NIGHT STAY IN CANCUN! Choose between The Laguna Suites or the Ocean Spa Hotel. Drawing to be held on May 4, 2018 at Paws on the Run. Online sales end 5/3You do not need to be present to win. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Paws on the Run Event. Order tickets HERE! Then complete your transaction by making a payment below!




PTA SPIRIT/RESTAURANT DAY/NIGHT
Please join us for Spirit Night to support Worthington Elementary PTA on Tuesday, April 10th, at Tino's Italian Bistro in Columbia, MD ALL DAY LONG!


PTA MEETING: 
Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM.


COLOR PAWS ON THE RUN: 
Join us for the 2nd annual PAWS ON THE RUN! This year we will be running through interactive color stations and having color blasted on your white race T-shirts. Join us for an epic after party including a color splat dance party and food trucks on Friday, May 4th. Registration opens at 6:30PM; race waves start at 7:00PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please email jroussillon@hotmail.com
Runner = $20 each

Family (3-4 family members) = $55 per family

Family (5 family members) = $67 per family

Family (6 family members) = $79 per family

Register HERE by April 18th to guarantee your race shirt designed by our WOES artist!


FIELD DAY: Field Day is on Friday, June 1st. Please consider volunteering for our special day. We are so excited to announce that our student body voted on a Field Day theme this year. The winning theme is... “Ninja Warrior- Be the Next WoES Warrior.” As we progress through the month, further information will be provided.

TAKE WOES OUT TO THE BALLGAME: 
For those who purchased advance tickets, WOES baseball night at the yard is on Friday, April 27th.




SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER ARTS
In progress
WORTHINGTON NEWSPAPER
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PAJAMA DRIVE: 
Worthington is joining forces with local charity Casey Cares to collect new pajamas, sizes infant to teen, for Kammis Jammies program, providing new pjs to kids in hospitals. Please consider donating pajamas in the box by the office or in each pod. Thank you in advance. Questions? kristinduda1@hotmail.com

YEARBOOK: The yearbook is $20 and can be ordered ONLINE only at www.strawbridge.net. The deadline to order is April 17th. We don’t want to miss a thing and your pictures help! If you have taken a great school-related shot, please email it to woesyearbookpix@gmail.com. Please be mindful that there are students who are on the do not photograph list. Yearbook sales will start in December and run until April. They will be delivered in June. More information to come. Please contact Laura Diaz at thumbsupfamily@gmail.com with any questions. Happy Snapping!


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Worthington Elementary is a participant in the Box Tops for Education program, www.boxtops4education.comPlease visit the website for information on the 100’s of eligible products. We will have multiple collection dates throughout the school year.  Please be on the lookout and send in the Box Tops with your child.  Your PTA Box Top Coordinator, Erika Holderness, will package them up and send them along to earn money for WOES. This year’s goal is $1,000.  Please help us attain this goal!

PARENT VOLUNTEER PROCEDURES: Parents who wish to volunteer must complete a brief training course online and submit a certificate of completion to the school.  Please remember that all who desire to volunteer, including field trip chaperones, must complete the training.  Visit the following link to complete the training and receive your certificate. http://www.hcpss.org/parents/volunteer-information/

WORTHINGTON ELEMENTARY PTA ON FACEBOOK: Be in the know!  Join our WoES PTA Facebook page to stay up on all of our latest activities and events.  LIKE US at https://www.facebook.com/WOESPTA


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COMMUNITY & HCPSS NEWS

BOARD OF ED DECISION ON MAKE UP DAYS: Schools will NOW be in session for a half day on May 18th and June 15th as a result of inclement weather make-up days. 

START TIMES FOR 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR: The Howard County Board of Education voted to retain the existing model for school start and dismissal times for the 2018–2019 academic year during its regularly scheduled meeting on December 19, 2017.

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WORTHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

4570 Roundhill Road    Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (410) 313-2825     Fax: (410) 313-2829

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LOCAL BUSINESSES:

Do you own or work for a local business?  The Worthington Elementary School PTA would like to work with you to promote your business while assisting us with the many fun events we host throughout the year.  We are also looking for a business partnership with a printing/copying company. Please contact worthingtonptapresident@gmail.com for more details.